The ozone restoration in Southern Annular Mode has eaten up our international warming – watts with that?

Guest contribution by Eric Worrall

You have to hand it over to the climate alarmists – if they’re looking for an excuse for why the world isn’t warming, they don’t have far.

The ozone recovery offsets the climate trends of the southern hemisphere in summer

By Tyne Logan

If the latest climate report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) made one thing clear, it was that much more needs to be done to reverse the effects of climate change.

Important points:

  • The IPCC says that ozone production counteracts some effects on emissions
  • It affects an important climatic factor called Southern Annular Mode
  • Storm marks have moved away from Australia but the trend is weakening

But there was a positive jewel in the 1,000-page document of mostly alarming reading.

Our actions to reduce ozone depletion will in the short term offset some of the effects of greenhouse gases on summer precipitation systems in the southern hemisphere.

What does that mean?

It all has to do with an important climatic factor known as Southern Annular Mode (SAM), a belt of strong westerly winds associated with rainfall in the southern hemisphere.

The position of the SAM – either further north or south – can affect which latitudes see the effects of storm systems and cold fronts, and can also have an impact on temperature.

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The ABC has also provided a link to this helpful explainer video;

Of course, this latest excuse is just a temporary reprieve. If we do not mend our wicked ways, we will experience the full weight of Gaia’s displeasure. Or at least we’re given another fun excuse for why the world has not “temporarily” warmed at the rate climate alarmists predicted.

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